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Rail News: September 2005

September 30

Rail Industry Trends
Hurricanes not hurting U.S. roads' traffic, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class Is' service metrics still show pluses and minuses, Smith Barney/Citigroup says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to add bomb-containment trash cans on platforms Read More »
People
South Florida RTA elects new chair, vice chair Read More »
Labor
Teamsters Rail Conference report: U.S. railroads' safety, security measures not up to snuff Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver airs radio spots to raise motorists' awareness about fall peak's, hurricanes' effect on rail traffic Read More »
Mechanical
Nortech to provide components for GE Rail's locomotive camera Read More »
People
Federated Financial hires Bagwell to head passenger car leasing division Read More »

September 29

People
Moorman to take top NS office as president/CEO, Goode to remain chairman through January Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA completes station rehab Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS sets coal volume record in the second quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ALSTOM-led consortium lands contract for Venezuela Metro line extension Read More »
People
TFM appoints Garcia Acosta to top commercial officer post Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad to unveil design for new intermodal transportation center Read More »
People
Reynolds assumes AVP role in KCS' information technology department Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania grants more than $13 million for 12 freight-rail projects Read More »
M&A
Sharma Group acquires Talgo's car-rehab division Read More »

September 28

Rail Industry Trends
TSA to provide explosive detection canine training to officers from 10 transit agencies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to raise ticket prices, reduce discounts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS names Atlanta office building after long-time leader Goode Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge climbs to 20 percent Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transit-oriented development on the rise in Dallas, economists say Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Timber Rock reopens subdivision to traffic, continues to clear track Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA honors public transit agencies, leaders Read More »
People
Castilaw takes helm as Montreal, Maine & Atlantic's first transportation superintendent Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Jersey Transit orders another 131 cars from Bombardier Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian transportation association hands out annual awards Read More »

September 27

Rail Industry Trends
Hurricane Rita wreaks havoc for roads operating in Texas, Louisiana Read More »
Mechanical
Bombardier enters passenger vehicle spare parts market Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hurricane Rita puts hurt on Watco's Louisiana short-line start up Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North County Transit District lets contract for $24.4 million maintenance facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Diego Trolley's newly expanded Green Line a popular choice for passengers Read More »
Intermodal
Chinese intermodal firm tours BNSF's intermodal facilities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Mateo County Transit District takes top APTA honors for marketing campaigns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Siemens, TIME Magazine to reschedule security summit Read More »
Mechanical
Lytle joins CIT Rail Resources' senior management team Read More »

September 26

Rail Industry Trends
More people turning to transit as gas prices increase, APTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic appoints Rushmore VP marketing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE, Cubic develop plans to integrate explosives detection technology with fare collection systems Read More »

September 23

Rail Industry Trends
Railroads hunker down as Hurricane Rita nears Texas, Louisiana Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit extends light-rail operating contract, approves rehabilitation projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hurricane not a hindrance: U.S. roads set two weekly traffic-volume records, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Texas' Capital Metro inks passenger-vehicle deal with Stadler Read More »
People
WMATA appoints Woodruff CFO Read More »
Labor
Electrical workers union members ratify CPR agreement Read More »

September 22

Rail Industry Trends
Katrina, robust demand aren't slowing rail traffic, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to begin operating full Acela schedule Read More »
Intermodal
NS rolls out 48-foot trailer management program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit, Red Cross promote emergency preparedness at stations Read More »
Labor
BMWED to represent continuous-welded rail supplier's workers Read More »
People
Leif to direct KCS' labor relations Read More »

September 21

C&S
NS close to creating its own train-control system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA's upcoming RCL safety report will raise questions about using remotes on mainlines, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS to pre-pay taxes to Katrina-ravaged Louisiana, Mississippi counties Read More »
Mechanical
UP unveils locomotive commemorating the 'Katy' Read More »
People
Cedar American promotes Mittleider, Gabel to executive posts Read More »

September 20

Union Pacific Railroad
UP opens $100 million Dallas intermodal terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
VTA updates BART extension plans Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS names four AVPs to helm consolidated purchasing department Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA to open Vasona light-rail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Crossing fatalities down, but trespasser deaths still a safety concern, FRA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA unveils pedestrian-friendly Gloucester station Read More »
Labor
Allegheny County port authority rejects fact finder's labor contract recommendations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Czech Republic rail agency lets contract for mainline rebuilding project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RailComm installs yard automation system for Alton & Southern Railway Read More »

September 19

People
UP names three execs to senior operations positions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railroads can help reduce major U.S. cities' highway congestion, study says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian railway association launches annual safety, environmental awards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB hands down six rail-related decisions at open voting conference Read More »
Mechanical
Rail Retrievers adds six specialized freight cars to its fleet Read More »

September 16

Rail Industry Trends
Katrina costly for CSX, potential revenue stream for RailAmerica road Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak holds off on fare increase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: Hard to gauge Katrina's impact on U.S. roads' traffic Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA awards construction contracts totaling $68 million Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA boots up demonstration Web site to avoid close calls, change railroad/worker safety culture Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PATCO obtains federal funds to upgrade passenger cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB schedules public hearing to prompt Staggers Act discussion, debate Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA closer to establishing passenger advisory group Read More »
People
Retired Air Force General Cook joins BNSF's board Read More »

September 15

Rail Industry Trends
Class Is put stop to post-Katrina service metric slip, Smith Barney/Citigroup says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP keeps trains, dollars pumping into Katrina-ravaged region Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit takes wraps off new multi-level cars Read More »
Mechanical
In with the new: More cars, locomotives display BNSF's latest logo Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier lands 22-tram add-on order from Brussels transport authority Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RailAmerica, Genesee & Wyoming post carload gains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Jamison trades FTA deputy administrator hat for similar one at TSA Read More »

September 14

Mechanical
BNSF, UP exhibit clean-air technologies at California events Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS expands bulk transfer terminal in Steel City Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit's River LINE hits three-million passenger mark Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NY/NJ port authority seeks new revenue sources Read More »
Mechanical
Pressure relief valve sales, revenue on tap for Kelso Technologies Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Optimization Alternatives rolls out operations management software division Read More »
Logistics
Chartwell International acquires waste-by-rail logistics firm Read More »

September 13

Rail Industry Trends
Post-Katrina update: Railroads continue to rebound from hurricane's wrath Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Years in the making: KCS settles TFM's value-added tax claim dispute with Mexico Read More »
People
Genesee & Wyoming names Powell, Tilley to VP posts Read More »
MOW
TieTek bags 60,000-tie order from BNSF Read More »
Labor
Simpson, Geller retain top BMWED posts Read More »
Mechanical
Trotter takes helm as Cattron's first VP of quality Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RMI attracts more than 90 customers to online service products since April Read More »

September 12

Rail Industry Trends
Katrina doesn't dampen U.S. roads' monthly, weekly traffic tallies, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to hike fares, expand reserved service Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to rebuild Morton Street station Read More »
Labor
CN seals five-year deal with machinists union Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Foreign relations: U.S. federal grant to help open Russian market to American suppliers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA continues to expand security camera network Read More »
People
Curtright, Smith assume higher BNSF posts Read More »
Labor
CN, Steelworkers team up to tackle safety Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART seeks comments on earthquake safety plan Read More »

September 9

M&A
RailAmerica to purchase four short lines from aluminum manufacturer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSX to pay property taxes early in Gulf Coast region Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland Transit to expand MARC station, upgrade system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
L.A.-area sanitation districts contract J.L. Patterson to design landfill rail spur Read More »
Safety
NS to promote haz-mat transportation safety in Northeast Read More »
People
Former Siemens exec van Ark takes reins as SVP of ALSTOM's NAFTA Region Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA prepares passengers for possible ridership surge Read More »

September 8

Rail Industry Trends
NS provides funds, financial assistance and other aid to Gulf Coast communities and workers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PATH to upgrade surveillance system Read More »
People
WMATA names Dziduch line manager Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra unveils new Crystal Lake station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EMD, Dalian to provide 300 locomotives to Chinese railway Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail contracts Allstream to install voice and data services Read More »

September 7

Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority begins to build World Trade Center station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index falls for first time in three months Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Light-rail line under way in Edmonton Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Energy department releases draft environmental analysis of Yucca Mountain line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Francisco Cuevas Feliu takes helm as TFM's CFO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New Orleans port on path to recovery from Hurricane Katrina Read More »
Mechanical
Metro-North contracts MotivePower to overhaul locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Long-time Maine Central leader, independent spirit Miller dies Read More »
C&S
MBTA closer to adopting train operating system Read More »

September 6

Rail Industry Trends
APTA, transit agencies offer assistance to Gulf Coast residents Read More »
Labor
Post-Katrina update: Class Is lend hand to Gulf Coast region employees, residents Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah Transit Authority begins to build commuter-rail line Read More »
MOW
CPR on track to expand western Canada capacity by year's end Read More »
Labor
Rail retirement board rates a 90 in customer satisfaction survey Read More »
Intermodal
UP lets contract for automated gate system at Utah terminal Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
WMATA contracts Parsons/Delon Hampton to provide on-call engineering services Read More »
Mechanical
RailPower to provide hybrid engine kits for tugboat, barge market Read More »

September 2

Rail Industry Trends
Post-Katrina: Class Is slowly make headway in clean-up, repair efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO restructures, cuts jobs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic data: U.S. roads post second-highest weekly intermodal record, Canadian roads register carload rebound Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Everything old is new again: SEPTA restores trolley service in North Philadelphia Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Michigan short line, dinner train provider boosts business in 2005 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit to add Sounder commuter-rail train Read More »
M&A
Kansas & Oklahoma to acquire UP line in Jayhawk State Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Texas Rail Advocates name speakers for South Central high-speed corridor conference Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
REMSA hands out scholarships to five college students Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington Group offers help for Gulf Coast reconstruction Read More »

September 1

Rail Industry Trends
Class Is continue to deal with Hurricane Katrina's aftermath Read More »
People
NS' Maestri assumes additional public affairs duties Read More »
M&A
Arkansas Midland to assume operations on more UP lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART solicits issuer for credit card reward program Read More »
Mechanical
KCS, NS to install Wabtec Global's wireless car maintenance, billing system Read More »
Labor
Machinists union ratifies contract with U.S. railroads Read More »
Passenger Rail
Mirwaldt, Savage join VIA Rail's board Read More »
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